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Old 10-21-21, 10:07 AM
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I was unaware of the context of the photo. Now that I know it is tragic, I agree it is in poor taste. I have deleted my post. If you delete your reply the image will be gone.

Done!

I think that's pretty classy of you, btw.
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Old 10-21-21, 10:09 AM
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Confused

Drillium!
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Old 10-21-21, 10:13 AM
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I unfortunately don't have a photo, but years ago I was helping my brother strip down a mid 90's titanium frame mountain bike. The front suspension fork fought us for a while, just didn't want to come out. Had to hammer on it way too long to force it out. There was no corrosion so it was a real head scratcher. When we finally got it out, close inspection revealed a prior owner had taken a seatpost, chopped the head off, flipped it upside down and crammed it into the fork crown.
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Old 10-21-21, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Pantah View Post
I unfortunately don't have a photo, but years ago I was helping my brother strip down a mid 90's titanium frame mountain bike. The front suspension fork fought us for a while, just didn't want to come out. Had to hammer on it way too long to force it out. There was no corrosion so it was a real head scratcher. When we finally got it out, close inspection revealed a prior owner had taken a seatpost, chopped the head off, flipped it upside down and crammed it into the fork crown.
When all you have are seat posts, everything's a seat.
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Old 10-23-21, 02:08 PM
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Nothing in that copy makes me think that this isn't an intentionally weird reusage of what would otherwise be a garbage frame. Should be commended for truth in advertising.
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Old 10-27-21, 12:24 PM
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No rear brake at all? That's gonna be fun if they have to stop in a hurry.
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Old 10-27-21, 12:38 PM
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You just know there's a huge crack in the frame underneath that duct tape, probably caused by the drillium.
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Old 10-27-21, 03:16 PM
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No rear brake at all? That's gonna be fun if they have to stop in a hurry.
It's better than when people remove the rear brake.
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Old 10-27-21, 04:34 PM
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Old 01-07-22, 01:50 PM
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Looks like he got an upgrade.
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Old 01-08-22, 07:20 AM
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Looks like he got an upgrade.

Had to make it work with only one roll of handlebar tape.
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Old 01-08-22, 08:32 AM
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Donate please
Our local co-op has several things like this, probably styling, design, or fab exercises not meant to be serious vehicles.
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Old 01-08-22, 09:53 AM
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Handlebar wrong size? No problem. Let me get out my new welder. How’s this work again?




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Looks like he got an upgrade.
What am I missing here? How can going narrower than your unchangeable bony parts. Shoulders, hips, and head. City riding in a cave exploring context, hes still gonna get stuck even though his thumbs touch each other.
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Old 01-08-22, 11:56 PM
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He used butter as chain lube!!!

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Forget the battery. The stem and saddle/seat post are enough to win this thread.
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Old 01-09-22, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
TBH, when I see a bodge like that, I'm curious if it works for the rider. I like it when people adapt things for their own use.
I highly doubt that it is some kind of adaptation ashouldn't as I have seen bars like this on like this on a few fixed gear and single speed bikes now. Maybe these people like how it looks? I usually see these bars go hand-in-hand with seats tilted too far forwards.
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I highly doubt that it is some kind of adaptation ashouldn't as I have seen bars like this on like this on a few fixed gear and single speed bikes now. Maybe these people like how it looks? I usually see these bars go hand-in-hand with seats tilted too far forwards.

It's certainly not designed with that in mind, so of course it's an adaptation. The "bullhorn" flip is pretty common, but that brake handle position is just weird. That's a definite bodge.
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Some crossthreading.
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The floating chainring really interests me, I'm trying that out tomorrow, just on the stand to start with!
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The ghost ring.
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The ghost ring.
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